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Old 10-17-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
faust_151@hotmail.com
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v6v4 to V8 swap

Ive always wanted a 5.0 mustang but Im sick of morons that wont sell
them no matter how old and rusty for less than $5k.

So ive decided to build my own. I know i will probly spend more than
$5k in the long run but it wont be all at once and I can build the car
exactly how I want it.

So ill be looking for an 89-98 v6/v4 manual trans. With that in mind is
there any certain years that are tougher to convert than others? motor
mounts, rear ends, etc? and any advice from those that have done this.

Thanks,

69 coupe 351w
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: v6v4 to V8 swap


<faust_151@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1129570104.376584.149490@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Ive always wanted a 5.0 mustang but Im sick of morons that wont sell
> them no matter how old and rusty for less than $5k.
>
> So ive decided to build my own. I know i will probly spend more than
> $5k in the long run but it wont be all at once and I can build the car
> exactly how I want it.
>
> So ill be looking for an 89-98 v6/v4 manual trans. With that in mind is
> there any certain years that are tougher to convert than others? motor
> mounts, rear ends, etc? and any advice from those that have done this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> 69 coupe 351w
> notspattyspam.fargosucks.com



Don't do it. Buy an original 5.0. There is a Hell of a lot more than the
engine to deal with. Here in Tucson you can buy 88 to 92's from $2,000 to
$5,000. I sold an 89 5.0, LX, hatchback in very good shape for $2,500. Just
stay away from car lots and people who think they have concourse cars.

Al


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Old 10-17-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: v6v4 to V8 swap

faust_151@hotmail.com wrote in news:1129570104.376584.149490
@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

> Ive always wanted a 5.0 mustang but Im sick of morons that wont sell
> them no matter how old and rusty for less than $5k.
>
> So ive decided to build my own. I know i will probly spend more than
> $5k in the long run but it wont be all at once and I can build the car
> exactly how I want it.
>
> So ill be looking for an 89-98 v6/v4 manual trans. With that in mind is
> there any certain years that are tougher to convert than others? motor
> mounts, rear ends, etc? and any advice from those that have done this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> 69 coupe 351w
> notspattyspam.fargosucks.com
>


Only ONE way to do it... one good car to convert, one wrecked 5.0.

You have to change almost everything.

I aint gonna discourage you... I've converted a few 2.3 carbs to 2.3 EFI
turbo's which is almost as hard... but I started with a very good
knowledge of the EFI and mechanics. PLUS as many parts as I needed. And
complete wiring diagrams
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Old 10-17-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: v6v4 to V8 swap

Backyard Mechanic wrote:
> Only ONE way to do it... one good car to convert, one wrecked 5.0.


Exactly. If you've got a donor car and a "good" recipient car, then
it's not THAT bad, but it is still no walk in the park. It's a LOT (in
caps) easier to start with a car that's already got a 5.0, even if
you're starting with one that's got a blown motor.

Cheers,
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Old 10-17-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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Its like I got no choice. These people up here are insane. Everyone
pretty much thinks whatever car is worth gold or its just that they are
so far in debt they have to stick it to the buyer. I just dont get it.

My only other option is to take a chance and fly somewhere to make the
deal and drive back I guess.

Ritz wrote:
> Backyard Mechanic wrote:
> > Only ONE way to do it... one good car to convert, one wrecked 5.0.

>
> Exactly. If you've got a donor car and a "good" recipient car, then
> it's not THAT bad, but it is still no walk in the park. It's a LOT (in
> caps) easier to start with a car that's already got a 5.0, even if
> you're starting with one that's got a blown motor.
>
> Cheers,


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Old 10-17-2005, 18:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: v6v4 to V8 swap

Fox bodies seem to be pretty plentiful around here (northeast) and not
very expensive. Have you tried autotrader and ebay? Unless you're very
mechanically inclined, have all the necessary tools, and a LOT of time
on your hands, you're probably going to be very unhappy trying an engine
swap.

Cheers,


faust_151@hotmail.com wrote:
> Its like I got no choice. These people up here are insane. Everyone
> pretty much thinks whatever car is worth gold or its just that they are
> so far in debt they have to stick it to the buyer. I just dont get it.
>
> My only other option is to take a chance and fly somewhere to make the
> deal and drive back I guess.
>
> Ritz wrote:
>
>>Backyard Mechanic wrote:
>>
>>>Only ONE way to do it... one good car to convert, one wrecked 5.0.

>>
>>Exactly. If you've got a donor car and a "good" recipient car, then
>>it's not THAT bad, but it is still no walk in the park. It's a LOT (in
>>caps) easier to start with a car that's already got a 5.0, even if
>>you're starting with one that's got a blown motor.
>>
>>Cheers,

>
>

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